Gariwo: the gardens of the Righteous

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Human rights and crimes against humanity

A home for Syrian refugees in Lebanon

"Campo Primavera", Spring Camp, a pilot project that combines crowdfunding and volunteering to help the Syrian refugees in Northern Lebanon build houses of clay and straw which are decorous, low-cost and ecologically sound, instead of the barracks, for a decent life.


Iran, a historic turning point

After over twenty months of negotiations, the nuclear deal with Iran was reached. It is an important agreement, with a foreseeably major impact on regional balances, the fight against international terror, the relations between Tehran and Washington and the Iranian economy. We talked about it with Antonio Ferrari, Corriere della Sera editorialist.


Silence and denial surround Srebrenica

Professor Yair Auron is a genocide researcher, as well as the founder of Gariwo Israel. In a Haaretz article of 10 July, he reflects on the cloak of amnesia still covering the awareness of the genocide perpetrated in the Bosnian enclave of Srebrenica 20 years ago.


MOAS, a NGO to rescue migrants at sea

MOAS (Migrant Offshore Aid Station) is a maritime rescue station for migrants, as well as the first rescue mission entirely funded by private entrepreneurs. We talked with Regina Catrambone about this activity, the European response to migration flows and the value of the “Righteous in the Mediterranean”.


​The Righteous in the Mediterranean

Editorial by Gabriele Nissim, Chairman of Gariwo, the forest of the Righteous; translated by Carolina Figini

In the Italian Parliament a historic event has occurred. For the first time, the definition of Righteousness has been employed to bring about those who devote


26 years ago the massacre in Tiananmen Square

June 4th, 1989: the students gathered in Tiananmen Square were bloodily repressed by the Chinese government. They were asking for the end of corruption and reforms, like the ones put into effect in URSS in those days. 26 years after, the longing for truth is still silenced by the government. 


Crimes of genocide and against the humankind

the denial of the individual's value

The first legal definition in the domain of mass persecution dates back to 1915 and concerns the massacres of the Armenian populations perpetrated by the Turks, which were followed by the trials of the perpetrators before the Martial Court. In the Treaty of Sèvres in 1920 the Great Powers use the terms "crimes against civilization" and "crimes of lèse-humanity". In the aftermath of Second World War, face the Holocaust tragedy, the Military Tribunal of the Nurnberger Trials against Nazi officials started the proceeding by stating the crimes on which it was competent... On 9 December 1948 the General Assembly of the United Nations unanimously approved the Convention for the prevention and punishment of the crime of genocide, which is considered as the most heinous crime against Humanity. 

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Halima Bashir with Damien Lewis

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Alice Domon

French missionary in Argentina who was tortured and killed for her compassion